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Dairy cows entering Canada to be tested for bird flu

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says its American counterpart has agreed to test lactating cows for the bird flu virus before they cross into Canada.

In a brief, emailed statement, the CFIA simply said it had requested testing, and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had agreed to its request. The testing requirement took effect yesterday.

Dairy cows moving between U.S. states must also test negative for the virus.

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